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THE ARYA MARRIAGE VALIDATION ACT, 1937 


ACT NO. 19 OF 1937 
[AS ON 1 957] 

An Act to recognise and remove doubts as to the validity of inter-marriages current among Arya 

Samajists. 
[14th April, 1937] 


WHEREAS it is expedient to recognise and place beyond doubt the validity of inter-marriages of a 
class of Hindus known as Arya Samajists; it is hereby enacted as follows;- 

1. Short title and extent.- (1) This Act may be called the Arya Marriage Validation Act, 1937.{ 
Subs, by the A. O. 1950, for the former sub-section (2).} [(2) It extends to the whole of India 
exempt { Subs, by the Adaptation of Laws (No. 2) Order, 1956.for "Part B States".} [the territories 
which, immediately before the 1 St November, 1956, were comprised in Part B States] and applies 
also to citizens of India wherever they may be.] 

2. Marriage between Arya Samajists not to be invalid.- Notwithstanding any provision of Hindu 
Law, usage or custom to the contrary no marriage contracted whether before or after the 
commencement of this Act between two persons being at the time of the marriage Arya Samajists 
shall be invalid or shall be deemed over to have been invalid by reason only of the fact that the 
parties at any time belonged to different castes or different sub-castes of Hindus or that either or 
both of the parties at any time before the marriage belonged to a religion other than Hinduism.